DONATION STATUS
Needed before 2016-12-31
$ 2,500
So far donated
$ 750

Bach-Busoni chorale prl Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 659

Discussion in 'Submission Room' started by leonald, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. leonald

    leonald Member Piano Society Artist

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2006
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    pianist
    Location:
    Tallinn, Estonia
    Home Page:
    Last Name:
    Kaidja
    First Name:
    Leonald
    WEBSITE:
    http://www.leonald.com
    WLM:
    zz088@hotmail.com
    LOCATION:
    Tallinn, Estonia
  2. MindenBlues

    MindenBlues New Member Piano Society Artist

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2006
    Messages:
    692
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Germany
    Home Page:
    Last Name:
    Schmidt
    First Name:
    Olaf
    WEBSITE:
    http://www.family-schmidt-minden.de
    LOCATION:
    Germany
    Very well interpreted - relaxed but precise. The strong bass notes come out very well even on my little computer speakers, and very tasteful and expressive voicing. Slightly out of tune piano (some high notes) but I heard much worse than that here.

    Strange, how completely different this composition is compared to the item with same name from the Orgelbüchlein (BWV599) - and both sound so well.
     
  3. schmonz

    schmonz Amitai Schlair Piano Society Artist

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2006
    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bloomington, IN
    Home Page:
    Last Name:
    Schlair
    First Name:
    Amitai
    Re: Bach-Busoni chorale prl Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV

    Terrific, very pleasurable listening!
     
  4. techneut

    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2006
    Messages:
    9,930
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Last Name:
    Breemer
    First Name:
    Chris
    LOCATION:
    Netherlands
    Indeed this piece does not sound much like the original as Busoni uses the chorale melody only intermittently as a melodic figure in the LH, and adds another melody (I suppose his own) in the RH that draws all the attention. Admittedly Bach often does the same (and often more inventively than Busoni) but he makes sure the chorale theme gets its due share. All the same this is a great piece, perhaps the best of his Bach 'reworkings' as he does not seek to improve on Bach.

    A lovely and thoughtful performance, leaving for nothing to wish expect perhaps a nicer piano sound. There is nothing really wrong with it but it just seems a bit swimmy to my ears.
     
  5. leonald

    leonald Member Piano Society Artist

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2006
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    pianist
    Location:
    Tallinn, Estonia
    Home Page:
    Last Name:
    Kaidja
    First Name:
    Leonald
    WEBSITE:
    http://www.leonald.com
    WLM:
    zz088@hotmail.com
    LOCATION:
    Tallinn, Estonia
    Thanks Olaf, schmonz and Chris for comments!


    hmm.. what does "swimmy" mean?
     
  6. techneut

    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2006
    Messages:
    9,930
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Last Name:
    Breemer
    First Name:
    Chris
    LOCATION:
    Netherlands
    Come to think if it, I am not even sure that is an existing English word :)
    I meant to say that the piano sounds a bit off-pitch and the sound is a bit wobbly
    because of that. Could it be the intrument is a bit out of tune ?
     
  7. leonald

    leonald Member Piano Society Artist

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2006
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    pianist
    Location:
    Tallinn, Estonia
    Home Page:
    Last Name:
    Kaidja
    First Name:
    Leonald
    WEBSITE:
    http://www.leonald.com
    WLM:
    zz088@hotmail.com
    LOCATION:
    Tallinn, Estonia
    The piano is in tune, but the microphones are dead. Recording by recording the sound is more and more twisted. I will not make any recordings before I have got new microphones.

    Leonald
     
  8. John Robson

    John Robson New Member Piano Society Artist

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2007
    Messages:
    829
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Miami, Florida, USA
    Last Name:
    Robson
    First Name:
    John
    LOCATION:
    Miami, Florida, USA
    Bach

    I didn't find anything terribly bad with the sound of your recording. Perhaps it was a little subdued (swimmy?). There are many other posts on PS with sound quality worse than yours. Don't limit your recording because of it. You would be robbing us of a quality musical experience.
     
  9. techneut

    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2006
    Messages:
    9,930
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Last Name:
    Breemer
    First Name:
    Chris
    LOCATION:
    Netherlands
    Re: Bach

    Yes, that is true. It is not so bad, just something that could perhaps be improved. Keep posting !
     
  10. techneut

    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2006
    Messages:
    9,930
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Last Name:
    Breemer
    First Name:
    Chris
    LOCATION:
    Netherlands
    I finally remembered to put this up :oops:
     
  11. leonald

    leonald Member Piano Society Artist

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2006
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    pianist
    Location:
    Tallinn, Estonia
    Home Page:
    Last Name:
    Kaidja
    First Name:
    Leonald
    WEBSITE:
    http://www.leonald.com
    WLM:
    zz088@hotmail.com
    LOCATION:
    Tallinn, Estonia
    Thanks, Chris!
     

Share This Page